FAQs

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Does boxing promote aggression?

No

Boxing is a proven delinquency deterrent, the positive impact of which is both astounding and well documented. Once the athlete is involved, the effect of a structured, organized program is almost immediate, giving one a positive release of energy and frustration.

What’s more is that trained boxers abilities are tested and proven in the ring, so that outside the sports confines individual’s are more restrained with the desire to publicly display anger or retaliate when confronted or insulted either diminished or non-existent.

Is the boxing gym a rough environment?

To the contrary

We provide a highly structured environment where participants are under the constant supervision of qualified coaching staff to ensure that the gym experience is a positive one. In addition, there’s a code of conduct which emphasizes rules and guidelines that are to be enforced by coaches, and followed by each and every boxer at all times.

This includes the requirement that athletes be respectful towards coaches, staff, and fellow team members, as well as persons outside the gym, as the behavior of an individual is in fact a direct reflection of our program and the people involved with it.

As a further means of safety we pointedly avoid putting a youngster in a situation he or she is not ready for. Simply put, curriculum activities are accomplished in a progressive manner meaning that commencing with the sport’s fundamentals, boxers do not proceed to the more refined tasks until they’ve consistently demonstrated an ability to deploy prerequisite skills. This ensures the physical, as well as psychological well-being of those under our instruction.

Lastly, amateur boxing as we teach it calls for safety first in that any paired training or sparring activities require that athletes be matched evenly as possible as concerns age, weight, and or skill level. This helps to prevent injury, as well as occurrences which are inconsistent with program goals.

What if my kid gets hurt?

First and foremost…

any incident involving physical injury is handled diligently by a coaching staff certified in first-aid and CPR. This includes assessing a situation, to then determine whether or not to seek professional medical attention as based on an overall emergency plan.

Secondarily…

medical insurance exists for properly registered athlete’s to the tune of $25,000 maximum, with a $1,000 deductible if possessing primary coverage, or a $2,500 deductible without such coverage. This extends medical, surgical, hospital, and dental care for injuries sustained during supervised training and or sanctioned competition.

Properly registered for USA Boxing purposes means having passed a sports physical administered by a licensed medical doctor [MD] or doctor of osteopathy [DO], as well as having submitted the required paperwork and appropriate fee’s. This for club members who desire to spar or compete as an amateur.

Lastly…

USA Boxing provides up to $1,000,000 in comprehensive liability coverage for damage and or personal injury sustained as a result of other than program activities. Examples include damage or injury related to faulty construction, and or poor up-keep of the physical structure in which we are situated.

What qualifies one to be a coach?

As a national governing body USA Boxing Inc. is responsible for the administration, development, and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in the United States. A non-profit organization itself, USA Boxing holds bi-annual training clinics for coaches and officials which are mandatory for certification.

Once certified, coaches are awarded their license [passbook], to include appropriate classification. The more clinics one attends over a regimented period of time, the higher the classification he or she is to receive.

USA Boxing also requires that coaches maintain their standing, otherwise boxers under their instruction will be ineligible to compete. Furthermore, to advance beyond entry or Level I status necessitates that licensees be credentialed in basic first-aid and CPR.

How does amateur boxing safety rank with other contact sports?

Amateur boxing safety as it relates to other contact sports ranks near the top. This as determined by ROSPA [Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents] and the NSC [National Safety Council].

Considered to be safer and result in fewer injuries as compared to that of high school football, wrestling, soccer, hockey, rugby etc., amateur boxing rates as the 75th least dangerous sport out of 100 in the ROSPA table, while according to a 1996 NSC accident report it ranks 23rd on its list of injury producing sports.

Doesn’t boxing rank as the sport with the most injuries?

No

In addition to the findings above, ROSPA and the NSC would further determine amateur boxing to have much lower incidences of injuries in comparison to that of gymnastics, in-line skating, equestrian, motorcycle racing, scuba and or sky-diving, and mountaineering etc. For more information on this subject please refer to Boxing Safety listed within the Amateur Boxing program content.